I guess the thing to do is to keep trying.
My mother was a sponge for knowledge and read three papers a day, listened to talk radio, watched the 10:00 news and then the 11:00 too in case she missed anything! If she met someone new she would find out all there was to know about them; where they worked, their relationships, everything. She never forgot anything and never forgot a face and the name that went with it. Do you think she got all of the memory brain cells and I was left with a minimal supply? LOL She just chuckled in heaven!!
My mom was once just a girl......
..so was I!